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Athlon all-conference teams, tiered rankings, NCAA Tournament issues in Boise. Thursday!

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Mountain West Football 2020 All-Conference Team

Magazine season presses on! Athlon released their all-Mountain West teams. Nothing too crazy, although in my humble opinion, placing Chevan Cordeiro on third-team ahead of Carson Strong, Patrick O’Brien is a little bold. Also surprised to see Boise State’s Jackson Cravens make fourth-team, considering it’s not even a given that he starts at DT. What stood out to you?

How did ESPN do sorting Mountain West football programs into tiers?

Chris Murray takes a look at ESPN’s interesting sorting of the Mountain West football programs. San Diego State occupying tier 2 by themselves stood out as interesting to me, considering the uncertainty of the post-Rocky Long era. Also: my goodness, did Utah State plummet in the eyes of viewers from their 2018 surge.

Report: NCAA asked to ban events in Idaho due to transgender athlete law

In some rather ugly news, it appears Boise State’s ExtraMile Arena is facing potential issues about hosting NCAA Tournament games due to Idaho’s transgender athlete law. Read above. Things are about to get complicated.

USU Hoops is Florida Bound

Wyoming fans are hoping it’s #10

Interesting FAQ

Wyoming football update re: this fall

On The Horizon:

  • Today: Hawaii’s top 10 returning players.
  • Today: All-time Cowboys: Offensive Pros
  • Coming Friday: The 2020 MWCConnection Fantasy Team Preview
  • Coming June 15th: MWCConnection Fantasy Team Preview.